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Health Care Group News: CMS Finalizes Two New Stark Exceptions and Provides Some Clarity to Others

by Murtha Cullina on

On October 30, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule, to be effective January 1, 2016, which added two new exceptions and made numerous clarifications to the Stark regulations....more

Stark Updates Included in Final 2016 Physician Fee Schedule

by Baker Ober Health Law on

With the final Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) for 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made a series of updates to the Stark physician self-referral regulations. The final rule is largely...more

CMS Proposes Exceptions, Revisions and Requests Comments to Ease Stark Law Compliance

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed regulatory changes to the Stark Law that may ease certain compliance challenges. The Physician Self-Referral Law, located at 42 U.S.C. § 1395nn, and its...more

Stark Regulations: Proposed Physician Recruitment Provisions

by Baker Ober Health Law on

Assistance to Employ a Non-Physician Practitioner (NPP) - Currently under the Stark law, the physician recruitment exception (42 C.F.R. § 411.357(e)) permits hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and...more

Breaking News: Top 10 Ways the Proposed Rule Impacts Stark Law

by Polsinelli on

With surprisingly little fanfare, the CY 2016 Physician Fee Schedule (the "Proposed Rule") released on July 8, 2015 proposes to add and amend several exceptions to the Physician Self-Referral Statute, commonly known as the...more

Doctors, Enforcement Risks And Compliance Programs

by Michael Volkov on

Doctors better get used to government regulation. The Affordable Healthcare Act contains a lengthy complement of new laws and regulations. ...more

U.S. District Court Decision Court Treats Physician Loans as W-2 Income Rather Than Bona Fide Debt

by Saul Ewing LLP on

A recent federal court decision illustrates how “loan” arrangements between physicians and their employers, if not properly structured, may be treated as the payment of taxable compensation and the employers may be hit with...more

Physician Recruitment Agreement -- Active Medical Staff Privilege Requirement Upheld

by BakerHostetler on

Health Management Associates' University Medical Center (UMC) recruited Kevin Dennis to Lebanon, Tennessee under a physician recruitment agreement that required him to "apply for, receive and maintain active medical staff...more

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